By Jamie Smith
A photographer has captured stunning moment the International Space Station crossed over St Michael’s Mount.
The perfectly timed shot was taken by Italian photographer, Alessio Putzu, 29, who has recently relocated to the UK.
Blue and purple hues fill the star studded sky as the International Space Station (ISS) passes underneath the Milky Way.
St Michael’s Mount is a small tidal island in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, and is a civil parish linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water.
Alessio, a professional landscape photographer, said: “What an amazing view I was able to capture on camera.
“I had already photographed St Michael’s Mount against the Milky Way before, and so this time I wanted to add something different.
“I checked my Star Walk app and forecasted the passage of the ISS.
“And at the zenith of the sky, it peaked so bright that it was the brightest object on the firmament, and everything was crowned by a really bright shooting star in their path.
“The whole picture is nine pictures merged together for 30 seconds, each one to frame the whole passage of the ISS.”